Mar 31, 2021 · Alva Belmont died January 26, 1933. At her funeral, her casket was carried with female pallbearers at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in New York City. She is buried with Oliver Belmont at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx.
Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont was a wealthy socialite who was also a committed suffragist. She used her fortune to support efforts to win the vote for women. She was the president and primary benefactor of the National Woman's Party (NWP) founded by Alice Paul.
Join & Give. Recently acquired by the New-York Historical Society, this small plate adorned with the “Votes for Women” slogan is linked to Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, a notable New Yorker whose fascinating, improbable life trajectory began as a society doyenne and ended as suffrage activist.
Library of Congress Alva Belmont (1853-1933) Her 1895 divorce from William Vanderbilt, the grandson of mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt, brought her a personal fortune, along with Marble House, the Vanderbilt summer mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. Top of page Skip to main content Library of Congress Search
Alva Erskine Belmont (née Smith; January 17, 1853 – January 26, 1933), known as Alva Vanderbilt from 1875 to 1896, was an American multi-millionaire socialite and women's suffrage activist. She was noted for her energy, intelligence, strong opinions, and willingness to challenge convention.
(1853–1933). American socialite Alva Belmont was an outspoken supporter of woman suffrage, and she used her wealth to help promote her beliefs. She is credited with offering the original advice “Pray to God. She will help you.” Alva Ertskin Smith was born on January 17, 1853, in Mobile, Alabama.
Oct 15, 2018 · Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument tells the story of a century of activism by American women. In 1929, the National Woman’s Party (NWP), with financial support of suffragist Alva Belmont, purchased the house to establish a Washington base of operations.